AFTER banning gun photos from hier dating app, Bumble, CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd has exposed some people outside the company – and even some within it – weren’t too glad.
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BUMBLE founder Whitney Wolfe Herd said she received threats after hier dating and networking app banned photos of guns ter March following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schoolgebouw shooting and other incidents.
“,It’s polarising and wij had to have police at our office for several weeks,”, she told Joanna Coles, chief content officer at Hearst Magazines, during a Cannes Lions panel on Monday.
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“,I wasgoed getting emails telling, &#x,We’re coming for you, wij know where your office is.’
Our team members were getting harassed. It’s bot indeed wild.”,
She added: “,I guess if you’re pushing the limit on something, you’re going to p*** someone off.”,
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But Wolfe Herd explained there wasgoed even strife overheen the decision within the company. “,It p***ed a lotsbestemming of people off, but it wasgoed the right thing to do,”, she said. “,Wij have a lotsbestemming of people on our team that are responsible gun owners.
I’m from Texas …, Our brand values are equality, empowerment, graciousness and accountability. Do guns gezond that bill? No. The majority of women that diegene from domestic manhandle a year is from guns. So why would wij want to romanticise that?”,
She also explained that after leaving Tinder ter 2014 – alleging sexual harassment and discrimination ter a lawsuit, which wasgoed lodged – embarking a company based on women’s empowerment wasgoed still considered divisive. (On dating app Bumble, women make the very first stir.)
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“,When I went and embarked Bumble spil an antidote to everything I went through, it wasgoed early,”, she said. “,#MeToo had not happened, Times Up had not happened …, you didn’t walk through the aisles of Target and see every T-shirt that said &#x,The Future Is Female’ or &#x,Wij Should All Be Feminists.’
The word &#x,feminist’ wasgoed actually taboo. And so Bumble wasgoed quiebro polarising te 2014 …, It’s indeed fascinating to have bot a bit early to this incredible tidal wave that is now taking overheen culture.”,
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